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Crane and AWP Industry Leader Jack Shaughnessy, Sr. Passes Away | Construction News

John J. “Jack” Shaughnessy Sr., 86, of Milton, Mass., who led one of the most respected crane and aerial-work-platform rental companies in the northeastern United States has died.

Shaughnessy began his career by joining his brother, Al, in the family business and eventually created the largest and most successful crane, rigging, and aerial-lift company in New England, as well as one of the largest construction-support companies on the East Coast.

He retired as president of Shaughnessy and Ahern Co. and Shaughnessy Crane Service Inc. of Boston.

In addition to being a business leader, Shaughnessy was a well-known philanthropist who served on many charitable and business-related boards.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mary, and is survived by four sons, three daughters, 17 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.


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